Thursday, June 26, 2008

The Thursday ‘BushWhack’ing

Another day closer to Friday, another day closer to Friday...

  • North Korea handed over information relating to its nuclear program yesterday, which instantly caused “President” Bush to call for the lifting of some sanctions against them…we at TBWA reserve opinion until more information is revealed.
  • A handful of Democrat’s attempt to filibuster the FISA bill fell short yesterday as a pathetic amount of Senators, 15, voted against the bill in a procedural vote. (Sad… sad and pathetic. Sen. Obama supposedly has plans to battle this in the future, but I can tell you that he lost a lot of support and respect by some Liberals with his silence and apparently willingness to accept the bill as it was. If you have a plan Mr. Obama, now is the time…)
  • Oregon Sen. Gordon Smith is stressing his history of working with Sen. Obama in a new campaign ad that started airing earlier this week… did I mention Mr. Smith is a republican Senator? Did I also mention that he’s one of the most vulnerable Senate republicans this cycle? (While the Obama campaign immediately made clear that he’s supporting Smith's Democratic opponent, this is an interesting strategy and, if successful, could change the way things are done. I suggest staying tuned to this race…)
  • White guilt? Seriously Ralph, that’s your strategy? Hell, even Sen. McCain has a more sound strategy than that, and it involves fear-mongering and pancakes. I think you’ve finally gone round the bend…
  • Sen. Obama’s campaign manger outlined his campaign strategy that comprises the primary goal of holding on to the 20 states that Sen. Kerry won (giving him 252 electoral votes) and then, in order to garner the 18 additional electoral votes needed to reach 270, campaign manager David Plouffe outlined a variety of strategies and initiatives… (considering the last few Democratic campaigns, this sounds like it has been designed to win. Utilizing the 50-state strategy that served him well in the primaries should help Obama in the general election. As always, stay tuned. Not only is this election historical, it’s going to be like nothing seen before…)
  • Sen. Obama said yesterday that he disagrees with the Supreme Court decision that struck down the death penalty for child rapists, saying that states should be able to execute people for "heinous" crimes. (I agree with him… but then again, I’m a Liberal that supports the death penalty in most cases. How SCOTUS arrived at this decision is anyone’s guess)
  • More SCOTUS news, they just ruled, 5-4, that Washington D.C.’s 32-year old law forbidding ownership of handguns is an unconstitutional restriction on the right to keep and bear arms… what could possibly go wrong?
  • And have we mentioned? That 75% of Americans “blame President Bush’s economic policies for making the country worse off during the last eight years”? The results come from a LA Times/Bloomberg poll and the numbers don’t require anything more from me save this; long and far our country has fallen. Long. And far.

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